Can I make a confession? I’m fed up of hearing about how great a home gym can be. It’s not because I don’t believe it, but I simply don’t have enough room to incorporate one. Loads of us live in tiny apartments that simply don’t have the space requirements. It’s disappointing, and we often settle for paying extortionate gym memberships instead. That’s no good!
But, if you delve a bit deeper, you can find ways to carry out fitness regimes in your apartment. These are the best solutions to apartment workouts I’ve found so far. Have you found any others? Let me know in the comments below!
If you’ve never heard of the Kinect, you’re probably not a big gamer. For those that own Microsoft’s Xbox 360 or Xbox One, though, you’re in luck. The Kinect is a camera that sits on top of your TV and tracks your movement. You can get fitness games that work with this equipment to analyze your progress. You’ll need some space, but you can make it work with a bit of adjustment. If you’re a PlayStation or Nintendo owner, the PlayStation Camera & Nintendo Wii are good alternatives.
The struggles of working out in a tiny apartment include the noise that you make for the people below. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to prevent doing this with any workout. The best thing you can do is to look at low-impact workouts that won’t involve a lot of running or jumping. In fact, a quick search of YouTube will present you with free low-impact workouts you can try for yourself.
But what about the equipment itself? One of the most common pieces of home gym equipment is usually a treadmill. Unfortunately, they’re large things, and they aren’t always viable in a situation like this. Your best bet is to look at a folding treadmill. Check out homegymheaven.com/best-folding-treadmill, and find something that will suit your living arrangements. Once you’re done, just fold it away, and you won’t lose any space.
A mini cycle fits all the requirements that you need it to. It’s small, and it will give you a fantastic workout in your home. In fact, it can be very beneficial if you’re spending significant amounts of time working in a home office. Stick it under the desk, start pedaling, and you’ll work up a sweat in no time. They aren’t expensive either, which is a bonus.
Exercise balls might be large, but it’s not as if they’re hard to maneuver. You can get a great workout with them, too, and they won’t make noise for the people below you. One particular benefit of them is that they can be used to target any area of the body you require. There are lots of different routines you can do, as shown at http://www.hellawella.com/23-easy-effective-ways-work-out-exercise-ball. If you can’t fit an exercise ball in the apartment, why not go for a medicine ball or foam roller?
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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.